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Bringing smiles through PAWS

Bringing smiles through PAWSGrand Rapids, Mich.- Two organizations are bringing smiles to those who need it most in these strange times. Paws With A Cause and Beacon Hill have partnered to put on a dog parade through the Beacon Hill community.

Volunteer Foster Puppy Raisers and PAWS Trainers will parade outside of the independent and assisted living facilities of Beacon Hill on Monday, October 19 from 2-3 pm.

Update! Check out pictures and video from the parade here!

Paws With A Cause is a nonprofit that custom-trains assistance dogs for people with disabilities. An event like this is a perfect opportunity for PAWS Dogs to practice walking nicely on leash and behaving appropriately around other dogs.

Residents of Beacon Hill have spent more time indoors this year due to the social distancing orders. The hope is that this event makes their day a little brighter.

“Beacon Hill is delighted to host Paws With A Cause. With limitations placed on us for on-site activities, we greatly value our partnerships with organizations that approach us with creative and engaging ideas. So many of our residents are pet lovers and this will bring a smile to their faces.”

We invite you to join us on Monday, October 19 from 2-3 pm and spread some PAWSitive news to your viewers or run the story afterwards with photos that can be provided to you!

Paws With A Cause relies upon the generosity of donors who support the organization’s mission. PAWS clients pay no fee to apply for or to receive their assistance dog. To date, more than 3,000 PAWS assistance dogs have been placed nationwide since 1979. To learn more, visit

Beacon Hill at Eastgate is home, family, and security, dedicated to engaging seniors in an active and fulfilling retirement in Independent Living and Assisted Living. Its state-of-the-art campus is a continuing care retirement community offering expanded services with an emphasis on rehabilitation and serving residents suffering from dementia. Beacon Hill integrates a more highly defined service model characterized by best practices in the areas of social and clinical services with excellence in hospitality.


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